This site is hosted by Patti Moed, an award-winning creative artist and specialist in change and change management. In this blog, she will offer insights and resources for people who are facing personal, career, and spiritual transformation.
Her rebellious and restless spirit was fostered during her childhood on Long Island where she endured parochial school and meals featuring Jello and Spam. Finding liberation through higher education, wandering the globe, and writing, she has lived in 6 different states and at last count has moved 16 times. Her careers are equally far-ranging–university professor, freelance writer, textbook editor, photographer, fearless culinary adventurer, corporate trainer, and instructional designer.
A passionate advocate for the underdog, she finds inspiration in places where the personal and political meet. Her novel, Mussolini’s Fiasco, is based on an actual international incident in 1930, when dictator Benito Mussolini, who was touring Italy with American millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., ran over and killed a little girl. Her novel focuses on the girl’s parents, torn apart by their child’s death and conflicting political loyalties.
Patti’s short stories, photography, poems, a recipe, and essays have appeared in national newspapers, magazines, and online websites, such as The Christian Science Monitor, Catholic Online Travel, The Washington Post Travel Online, www. travelblogs.com , and Cooking Light Magazine. A recipient of writing fellowships at The Vermont Studio Center and Ragdale, she won the grand prize in 2006 Travel Writing Contest sponsored by Conde Nast and Gather.com. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband and her son and is available for workshops and lectures. Contact her at: email@example.com.